Overview

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognised designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in both your role and in the energy efficiency industry. More than 16,000 professionals from over 40 countries are now CEM® certified, including more than 4,500 in Canada. The program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their industry expertise or as a required designation for a given position or project.

The comprehensive five-day CEM training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. The CEM also provides a comprehensive forum with problem solving activities for those who want to gain broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. Additionally, the course has recently been improved to include: 

  • Tips and tricks on how to use the RETScreen Expert Clean Energy Management software to apply lessons learned as well as a free 90-day subscription to RETScreen Expert.
  • A number of case studies and peer exercises covering topics such as M&V solutions, heat recovery, distributed energy resources (DERs), and more.
  • An extra Q&A session at the conclusion of each day of the CEM course, whereby our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have on the study materials or on any aspect of the day’s modules.

Here is a short video about the concept of net present value (NPV), a calculation often used when selecting energy efficient technologies or projects. This is an example of one of the many concepts that are part of the CEM course:

CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the delivery of the CEM® training and certification program.

Please note that CIET only offers the CEM training program in Canada. Should you want to attend CEM training and come from outside of Canada, please visit AEE’s website.


Key Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will understand:

  • Energy supply, uses, and management of buildings in the commercial and institutional sectors.
  • Energy surveys and be able to present cost-effective improvement ideas.
  • How energy can be used more efficiently in buildings.
  • The relationship between energy and building environments as well as basic design concepts for constructing green buildings and facilities.
  • Different systems and equipment for buildings and manufacturing plants.
  • Energy-related equations and calculations.

 

Audience

  • Energy management professionals.
  • Project engineers.
  • Energy managers in the industrial, commercial buildings, and institutional sectors.
  • Service providers and consultants.
  • Energy engineers and managers.
  • Facility and building managers.
  • Utility account managers.
  • Energy service company (ESCO) employees.
  • Resource efficiency managers (REMs).
  • Sustainability managers.

 

Certified Energy Management vs Certified Energy Auditor

For more information on the difference between the CEA and CEM, click HERE.

Are you looking to earn a certification directly related to energy auditing in buildings? The Certified Energy Auditor training program might be right for you.

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through GoToTraining. Upon enrollment, you will receive the login and participant materials you will need to connect seamlessly and enjoy a great training experience.

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Schedule

CIET’s Pan-Canadian Virtual Course Schedule

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Virtual Classroom opens! 8:30 AM 5:30 AM 6:30 AM 7:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
Course starts! 9:00 AM 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Agenda

Day 1

  • The need for energy management
  • Energy management and surveys
  • Energy survey instrumentation
  • Building energy codes and standards
  • Indoor Air Quality; Energy Purchasing
  • Energy Accounting and Benchmarking; Energy rate structures; Electric rates and tariff structures

Day 2

  • Economic analysis and life cycle costing
  • Electrical systems and electric energy management
  • Lighting basics
  • Lighting system improvements
  • Building commissioning

 

Day 3

  • Electric motors and applications
  • Motors and drives
  • Compressed air systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Building envelope

 

Day 4

  • Boilers and steam systems
  • Pump Systems
  • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Energy management software
  • Green buildings; Practice problems
  • Basic Controls
  • Building automation and control systems

 

Day 5

  • Thermal energy storage, Maintenance, and Alternative financing
  • Q&A Period

Trainers

Guy Turgeon, CIET Canada, headshot
Guy Turgeon
Eng., M.Sc.A., CEM

After earning his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval, Mr. Guy Turgeon has been gaining experience in engineering for 39 years. Over the years, he has participated in projects implemented in multiple sectors, including public, commercial, industrial, institutional and residential. Having led many multidisciplinary engineering teams in his own enterprise, as well as with several large engineering consulting firms, Mr. Turgeon is recognized as a specialist in buildings and related energy efficiency issues, particularly in matters concerning heat exchange, heat recovery, lighting, and new technologies. He has played an active role on many design and management committees of large-scale projects. Having developed several conferences and written a number of expert articles, he is also working as a trainer in several engineering fields related to energy efficiency.

Eligibility Criteria

The prerequisites to qualify for the certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have. However each CEM candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

 

Education   Experience
4-year degree in engineering or architecture
OR
Professional Engineer or Registered Architect
AND 3+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
4-year degree in technology, environmental science, physics, or earth science AND 4+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
4-year degree in business (or related field), or
a 3-year advanced diploma along with a CET designation
AND 5+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
2-year energy management associate’s degree AND 6+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
2-year technical associate’s degree AND 8+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
NONE AND 10+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management

 

 

Energy Manager in Training Option

 

If you don’t yet meet the education or experience eligibility requirements for the CEM, but succesfully pass the exam, you will be awarded the Energy Manager in Training (EMIT TM) certification. 

Recognition

The CEM certification is recognized, required and otherwise supported in numerous public and private entities. See AEE’s 2013 CEM Report for more details. In Canada, the CEM is frequently listed as a key qualification on job announcements, but is most notably recognized in the following ways:

 

 

You know the CEM is required or recognized elsewhere? Please let us know!

Certification Process

STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR

 

All CEM candidates must complete the Certified Energy Manager 5-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.

 

STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CEM CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

 

  • A specific link will be given to you through your registration email in order to access our certification platform. There you will be able to complete all required fields and submit your application to us.

  • The open book CEM exam will be administered remotely. You will have a period of at least two weeks to schedule your exam with Proctor U. This allows for great flexibility in finding a suitable time for you. You will receive all instructions in the week prior to the course. Please wait to receive your official Proctor U invitation email in order to book your exam date and time. No other action is required from you regarding Proctor U at this time.In the meantime, you will find the information needed to conduct the exam by consulting the ProctorU Guidelines.

    This instructional video will introduce you to Proctor U and how the service works : https://vimeo.com/246007317
    Proctor U – How it works: https://vimeo.com/208546505  

Exam postponement and rescheduling requests policy

Should you wish to reschedule your exam under another cohort, you may do so yourself through the same link remitted by Proctor U, however you must reschedule no later than 72 hours before your scheduled exam time.

Should you wish to postpone the exam to the next session, there is a $150 + tax penalty fee unless you demonstrate medical proof.

 

Notification of Exam Results

You should expect to receive your exam results by email within 60 days of taking the exam. If you have successfully passed the exam and your candidacy has been approved by the certification board, you should expect to receive your certificate by mail within 45 days of receiving your exam results. If you failed the exam, you would have the possibility to retake it after at least 60 days of the original examination date.
Your CEM Application form must be submited before your score can be released. Please do not call CIET about your test results before the end this outlined delay period.

 

Rewrite exam requests

You must contact CIET at info@cietcanada.com to register for your exam retake. The costs are the following: $150 plus taxes.

 

Review by Certification Board

If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CEM Application form, and if your file is complete including all supporting documents, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. You will be notified at that time that you will receive the Board’s approval or denial within sixty days.

 

Use of CEM Designation

A Certified Energy Manager (CEM) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address. Certification is for individuals only. The CEM designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.

 

Application Deadlines

Your completed application must be received 3 weeks prior to date of the examination for which you wish to sit in order to guarantee that you are pre-registered for the examination. After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered.

 

Maintaining Certification

The continuing education of Energy Managers is essential to cope with the rapidly changing field of energy management. Upon completion of the official CEM title, a CEM must accumulate ten professional continuing education units (10 CEU’s) every three years at a cost of US $300 (converted into Canadian dollars) and submit a completed Renewal Form to the Certification Renewal Director to remain certified. CEM renewal notices are mailed in the 3rd year of certification six months prior to the expiration date, which falls on December 31 of that year.

 

Additional Information about CEM Certification

If you have any questions about CEM certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at

phone: 1-800-461-7618
email: info@cietcanada.com

The course includes...

  • If you register before October 4 2021 at 12:00 PM CDT you will receive your copies of the CEM workbook and the CEM Supplemental Training Material at your home or office before the course starts, which are included in the course fee.

  • Note that the optional Guide to Energy Management, International Version can be ordered online. This book is not required for the exam. For those interested, the book is available on Amazon, and CIET has also negotiated a 20% discount for participants with the official Canadian distributor, Login Canada.

  • This course will include tips and tricks on how to use the RETScreen Expert Clean Energy Management software to apply learnings, as well as a free 90-day subscription to the Professional mode of RETScreen Expert, which you will receive at the end of the course.

Policies

Click here, to see our course postponement and cancellation policy

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COVID-19 Information for CIET'S Fall 2021 Training Calendar – CIET will continue with virtual training!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021

 

CIET to continue Virtual Real-Time classroom training this fall!

With well over 100 virtual real-time courses delivered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and based on feedback received from more than 1,600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered this fall will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms.

 

This will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you  the peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality of training that you expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping the virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad, regardless of geographical location.

 

REGISTER FOR YOUR NEXT VIRTUAL TRAINING COURSE TODAY!

 

You can find more information about CIET’s virtual training approach:


Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!

 

Best regards,

The CIET Team
info@cietcanada.com
647 255-3107